SUP Two Tree Island, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
Two Tree Island has become a firm favourite SUP spot on the Thames Estuary. It’s one of a very few local venues that suits low tide, when you can paddle east down the Ray to Seal Point and beyond to Southend Pier. If it’s windy, just go down the ‘dog-leg’ between the first two bends to tuck out of the wind on flat water. Situated south of Leigh-on-Sea but opposite Canvey Island, at high tide it’s kept relatively sheltered from prevailing south-westerly winds so the water generally stays pretty flat. In light winds you can take on the 6km circumnavigation of Two Tree Island, or in anything from southerly via westerly to northerly head west to Benfleet Yacht Club, Benfleet Station or even Canvey Way and back for an 8km, 10km or 12km loop… A firm SUP Club favourite!